The Sheridan Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of a new fellowship opportunity for JHU graduate students in the humanities. The Denis Family Graduate Student Curatorial Fellow for summer 2018 will serve as co-curator of a digital exhibition using the resources of the newly acquired Frary Collection of Ezra Pound.

Working with the curator, the curatorial fellow will research, develop, and realize a digital exhibition that presents and interprets signature features of the collection, while also advancing a distinctive narrative about Pound. The specific theme, content, and organization of the exhibition should reflect the Fellow’s research interests, while speaking to Pound and modernist scholars as well as more general public audiences.

The stipend for the position is $3500.00, for the period beginning in late May or early June and extending through the exhibition launch in late 2018. Within this period, the weekly time commitment is flexible. On-site work in the library will be essential in the early stages of the project, for research, planning, and meetings. Off-site work may be possible thereafter.

Desired qualifications:

  • Research focus on trans-Atlantic modernism and/or Anglo-American literary cultures of the early to mid twentieth century. Engagement with Pound’s writing is especially desirable.
  • Experience with or interest in literary materiality via, for example, digital humanities, media archaeology, history of the book, periodical studies, or material culture studies. Prior experience in these fields is not necessary for a successful application, and you do not need to already know how to create a digital exhibition.
  • Strong writing abilities in both academic and non-academic prose genres.

Application procedures:

Please submit a letter of interest, a CV including the names of two faculty referees, and a 10-page sample of academic writing by Friday, March 9, 2018. The successful applicant will be notified in mid March.

  • In your letter of interest, please describe your current research interests, your interest in literary materiality and/or digital humanities, any experience relevant to the position, and your availability during the aforementioned period.
  • Your writing sample may represent a complete short piece of writing or an extract.

Please send any questions you might have and complete applications via email to:

Gabrielle Dean, PhD
William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Sheridan Libraries